Posts Tagged ‘Indianapolis 500’

Recently, Indianapolis 500 officials announced that Trump, the billionaire host of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, would drive the Chevrolet Camaro pace car. This is a prestigious honor which should not go to a man who is now viciously spewing hatred and thinly-veiled racism at the President of the United States. For weeks Trump who is allegedly flirting with the idea of running for president himself, has pandered to the growing numbers of right-wing, wing-nuts known as “birthers” who refuse to believe that President Barack Obama, is a natural born citizen, eligible to hold the nation’s highest office.

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For me, sporting events are not always about the athletes on the field, the court or the track. Sports are not always about the great coaches barking commands to their players. Most often , my fondest memories and thrills have come from simply appreciating the pageantry and spectacle that accompanies the games and events, and enjoying the special voices that made those sports come to life. One such person was Tom Carnegie. He is best known as the legendary voice of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His booming bass over the Speedway public address system, never failed to convey both the majesty and the dangers of seeking speed at the world’s most famous race track.

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